Summary: I wish it was a little easier to use or that it gave some sort of indication that it was working and set to go. It does have really good results though! Rice, Quinoa & Steel cut oats are perfect every time!
Summary: This rice cooker cooks the rice but that's about all the good things I can say about it. If the rice is left in the cooker until the "warm" stage it comes out browned on the bottom and sometimes with a crust. I've had to explain this to dinner guests but I don't think they believe me. It tastes fine. The inside top of the cooker is hard to clean. It accumulates rice starch that has to be scraped off. My last cooker had a lid that could be removed to clean.
Summary: I tried making brown rice according to the directions. it turned out OK, but a little burnt on the bottom. Also, you can't do a one step recipe like steaming food/meat and cooking rice at the same time. You will need to open the cooker part way through the rice cooking cycle to add the veggies/meat. I don't really see how this is going to save me any time or make clean-up easier.
Summary: We loved our Aroma ARC-1000 so much that we bought this as a present for my brother-in-law's family. The stainless steel finish looked nicer in their kitchen than our white rice cooker. We should have taken a closer look at the picture because although it has the same number of buttons, it does not have the same features. There is no quick rice function here, and it does not give a countdown of the final 9 minutes before the rice is ready.
Summary: (Original Review posted 12-28-09) One of the best values out there. I've been using it (bought elsewhere) for about a year and a half, and have made all sorts of grains, soups, steam buns, poached fish, cupcakes...really, you name it, I've tried cooking it. That said: -The white rice and brown rice buttons, so far as I can tell, mainly affect how quickly the heating element works, and I've been happy with their performance.
Summary: Another product I used at a relative's house and loved the results. I purchased a smaller version of the one I used because I don't need anything larger. This one is plenty large for almost all families. There were a few adjustments in water to rice ratio but that is a preference thing and not a fault with the rice cooker. So far I have used only white rice so I cannot comment on brown rice or the steamer part as I bought it specifically for white rice.
Summary: Aroma ARC-960SB 10-Cup Cool Touch Digital Programmable Rice Cooker, Stainless We like this rice cooker and have no problems or complaints. It turns out the rice fluffy everytime. At the store you will pay almost the same for the same brand in plastic, with just the basic on/off. There are also some stainless models out there with these features, that only hold 5-cups and are the same price. P.S.
Great Product, does the job well - pretty fool proof (Is this last reviewer for real?)
1 March 2010
Summary: Aroma makes solid rice cookers, all the reviews are pretty good across the board -- this one is no different. It's very similar to some of the cheaper digital models but has more features. I'm not sure how the sensor logic (fuzzy logic) works, but the rice comes out perfectly, no timer, no worry about perfectly measuring.